Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's points race

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Men's points race
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Dates August 16
Competitors 23 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Joan Llaneras  Spain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Roger Kluge  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chris Newton  Great Britain
← 2004
Cycling at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Road cycling
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Road race   men   women
Time trial men women
Track cycling
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Individual pursuit men women
Team pursuit men
Sprint men women
Team sprint men
Points race men women
Keirin men
Madison men
Mountain biking
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Cross-country men women
BMX
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BMX men women

The men's points race at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 16 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

This track cycling event consisted of a single race in which the cyclist with the most points at the end of the race won. This race was a 40 kilometre, 160 lap race. During the race, cyclists could score points in two ways; The first way to score points is to lap the group. Each time a cyclist gained a full lap on the peloton, he scored 20 points. If a cyclist lost a full lap to the peloton, however, he lost 20 points. The other method of scoring points was to place in the intermediate sprints occurring every 10 laps. The first four cyclists in each of the sprints scored points with the first finisher receiving 5 points, the second 3, the third 2, and the fourth 1 point.[1]

Among the medal favorites were Joan Llaneras (Spain), Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus), and the defending Olympic champion Mikhail Ignatiev (Russia).[2]

Results[edit]

[3]

Rank Name Country Sprint
Points
Extra
Laps
Total
Points
1st, gold medalist(s) Joan Llaneras  Spain 20 2 60
2nd, silver medalist(s) Roger Kluge  Germany 18 2 58
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chris Newton  Great Britain 16 2 56
4 Cameron Meyer  Australia 16 1 36
5 Vasil Kiryienka  Belarus 14 1 34
6 Daniel Kreutzfeldt  Denmark 9 1 29
7 Zachary Bell  Canada 7 1 27
8 Makoto Iijima  Japan 3 1 23
9 Milan Kadlec  Czech Republic 1 20
10 Greg Henderson  New Zealand 13 13
11 Rafał Ratajczyk  Poland 10 10
12 Iljo Keisse  Belgium 8 8
13 Angelo Ciccone  Italy 8 8
14 Volodymyr Rybin  Ukraine 8 8
15 Wong Kam Po  Hong Kong 5 5
16 Milton Wynants  Uruguay 5 5
17 Mikhail Ignatiev  Russia 4 4
18 Juan Curuchet  Argentina 1 1
19 Marco Arriagada  Chile 1 1
20 Peter Schep  Netherlands 0
21 Christophe Riblon  France 3 -1 -17
22 Bobby Lea  United States +1, -2 -20, DNF
23 Feng Chun-Kai  Chinese Taipei -1 -20, DNF

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